For many drivers and non-drivers, shopping by car is the easiest and most relaxing solution, especially when we are talking about the month's shopping, which translates into several bags.
However, in our haste and sometimes due to ignorance, we deposit the objects in the most inappropriate parts of the cabin of our vehicle, many times endangering our lives and those of our fellow passengers.
In the best case scenario, which is for the Traffic Police to catch you before the accident happens, they will reprimand you with a hefty fine.
It is important that the driver's visibility and movements are not obstructed
First of all, let's make it clear that it is forbidden to place any object in the passenger compartment and not in the luggage area, commonly known as the trunk.
This movement can prove to be extremely dangerous, as under certain conditions it can not only create obstacles to the driver's work but also cause some more or less serious injury, notes carandmotor.gr.
As you know, in a possible collision, objects that are free in the cabin of a car are very likely to be thrown in all directions, thus creating extremely dangerous conditions for the driver and passengers.
This is the well-known “elephant effect”, where an “innocent” object can acquire the weight of an… elephant in a possible collision.
According to the Road Traffic Code in our country, the loading of objects in the car should be done in such a way that the driver's visibility is not limited or obstructed, the driving of the vehicle is not hindered and its stability is not reduced.
The fine provided for those drivers who will violate the specific provision of article 32 of the Code of Civil Procedure is 80 euros and although it is not high, the risk from objects that are not properly stored remains great.